Abstract

Embodied Conversational Agents can be viewed as spoken dialogue systems with a graphical representation of a human body. But the embodiment is not the only difference. Whereas Spoken Dialogue Systems are mostly focused on computing the linguistic dimensions of communication, conversational agents are conceived as intelligent agents that have an identity, a persona. Thus, cognitive modeling is often more involved in ECAs including the modeling of emotion. Whereas spoken dialogue systems are focused on the task, virtual humans are also equipped with social skills involved in interaction. This can take various forms. In this paper we review some of the approaches that have been taken in the first decade of ECA research, by presenting the social signaling skills of three agents we have developed in our group.
Original languageUndefined
Title of host publicationProceedings 2009 International Workshop on Social Signals Processing
EditorsMaja Pantic, A. Vinciarello
Place of PublicationLos Alamitos
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages114-120
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)978-1-4244-4799-2
DOIs
StatePublished - 12 Sep 2009

Publication series

NameACII 2009 Proceedings
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Volume2

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Spoken dialogue systems
Modeling
Interaction
Persona
Cognitive modeling
Human body
Social skills
Embodiment

Keywords

  • METIS-264004
  • HMI-HF: Human Factors
  • Embodied Agents
  • Dialogue Systems
  • Social Signals
  • gaze behaviour
  • politeness generation
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231287
  • EC Grant Agreement nr.: FP7/231868
  • virtual guide
  • virtual receptionist
  • virtual tutor
  • EWI-16013
  • HMI-MI: MULTIMODAL INTERACTIONS
  • IR-68952

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Heylen, D. K. J., Theune, M., op den Akker, H. J. A., & Nijholt, A. (2009). Social Agents: the first generations. In M. Pantic, & A. Vinciarello (Eds.), Proceedings 2009 International Workshop on Social Signals Processing (pp. 114-120). [10.1109/ACII.2009.5349476] (ACII 2009 Proceedings; Vol. 2). Los Alamitos: IEEE Computer Society. DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349476

Heylen, Dirk K.J.; Theune, Mariet; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Nijholt, Antinus / Social Agents: the first generations.

Proceedings 2009 International Workshop on Social Signals Processing. ed. / Maja Pantic; A. Vinciarello. Los Alamitos : IEEE Computer Society, 2009. p. 114-120 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349476 (ACII 2009 Proceedings; Vol. 2).

Research output: Scientific - peer-reviewConference contribution

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Heylen, DKJ, Theune, M, op den Akker, HJA & Nijholt, A 2009, Social Agents: the first generations. in M Pantic & A Vinciarello (eds), Proceedings 2009 International Workshop on Social Signals Processing., 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349476, ACII 2009 Proceedings, vol. 2, IEEE Computer Society, Los Alamitos, pp. 114-120. DOI: 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349476

Social Agents: the first generations. / Heylen, Dirk K.J.; Theune, Mariet; op den Akker, Hendrikus J.A.; Nijholt, Antinus.

Proceedings 2009 International Workshop on Social Signals Processing. ed. / Maja Pantic; A. Vinciarello. Los Alamitos : IEEE Computer Society, 2009. p. 114-120 10.1109/ACII.2009.5349476 (ACII 2009 Proceedings; Vol. 2).

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